Two influential leaders who were sadly taken too soon for speaking truths many were afraid to hear. (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Two influential leaders who were sadly taken too soon for speaking truths many were afraid to hear. (Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.) And he who speaks no truth, lives.

Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. These female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII ~

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids

Woman feeding stray cats during November 1940 Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids. Battle of Britain collection

Photographs reveal how canines were fitted with gas marks during World War Two.

I know what you need… air of the dog! Photographs reveal how canines were fitted with gas masks during World War Two

WWI, French Red Cross dog with gas mask, 1917 - Dogs had a vital part to play in World War One.

There is still a place in the line for you. Will you fill it? | British WW1 Propaganda Poster

World War 1 British enlistment poster - specifies men and excludes women - will need contrasting but shows the sexism

World War 2: British fighter aircraft are being produced in increasing numbers. Here are Spitfires in production, in a factory where women play an important part, and are employed in nearly all branches of construction. April 3, 1941.

World War 2 in pictures: Women at war

World War II-- British fighter aircraft are being produced in increasing numbers. Here are Spitfires in production, in a factory where women play an important part, and are employed in nearly all branches of construction.

WW2 UK poster to encourage evacuation of children from London

"Leave Hitler to Me Sonny" ~ WWII UK poster to encourage evacuation of children from London.

Two women munition workers operate a shell case forming machine during the First World War at the New Gun Factory of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London. Lewis G P © IWM (Q 27846)

Two women munition workers operate a shell case forming machine :: WWI at the New Gun Factory of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, England by G.

Two thousand WWII children evacuees reunite 70 years later - Families were split up as three million children were given their rations and sent on trains out of the cities and, hopefully, to safety as the Second World War began. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1210474/Two-thousand-WW2-children-evacuees-reunite-70-years-later

Michael Aspel among two thousand WW2 children evacuees reunited 70 years later

A policeman makes sure young evacuees are on the correct train out of London for evacuation, (Press Association). I cant imagine having to make the decision to send my child away during this time without me. How heartbreaking!

Credit: Getty Images A Marks & Spencer store in Holloway, London 1914

1914: life before war – in pictures

1914 A Marks & Spencer store in Holloway, London Photograph: Getty Images Marks & Sparks

Patriotic Propaganda Poster In London On September 1939 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Browse WWII: 75 Years Since Britain, Australia, New Zealand And France Declare War On Germany latest photos. View images and find out more about WWII: 75 Years Since Britain, Australia, New Zealand And France Declare War On Germany at Getty Images.

Docks at the port of London

From a collection of London postcards (published by Charles Skilton, via Spitalfields Life): busy docks in the Port of London

London's East End in the 60's

"In a halfway home in Newham," London's East End in the - photo by Steve Lewis (from London’s East End, a album)

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